Liam Payne has congratulated his former One Direction bandmate Zayn Malik and his girlfriend Gigi Hadid following the news they are expecting their first child.

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The singer, 26, took to Instagram Live to send his well wishes to the couple, who are reportedly expecting a girl in September 2020.  

Speaking to his fans, Liam said: ‘Also this week, didn’t really wanna leave it out, wanted to make sure I said something on my own place before I started getting asked about it relentlessly by everybody. I just wanted to say congratulations to Zayn and Gigi obviously, you know, they’re having a baby.’ 

Liam Payne congratulating former One Direction bandmate Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid  for their new baby-1
Liam Payne congratulating former One Direction bandmate Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid  for their new baby-2

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Malik’s fellow One Direction bandmates, Payne and Louis Tomlinson are also proud dads. Payne shares 3-year-old son Bear with Cheryl Cole, while Tomlinson shares son Freddie, 4, with ex Briana Jungwirth.

Meanwhile, Payne is also busy teasing a One Direction reunion. During a live interview with Swedish DJ Alesso, the “Both Ways” singer revealed, “Most of us are in London, we’ve been trying to arrange the first group FaceTime with the boys at the moment.”

“I can’t say too much,” he added. “Louis told me off for revealing a bit of our plans the other day, so you’re going to have the group chat telling me off.”

Payne, Malik, Tomlinson, Harry Styles and Niall Horan are all original members of the boy band.